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Top 5 things not to miss at Middle East Film and Comic Con

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Apr. 11, 19 | 9:56 am

The 2019 edition of Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) is here! The place where super heroes and super fans come face to face with some of the coolest celebs and creative talent from across the region and the world. In just 3 days from April 11-13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, MEFCC will be kicking up a storm in the wonderful world of comics, movies, anime, manga and all things pop culture!

There’s entertainment all day long, celebrity signing sessions, panels, workshops and an exhibition featuring more than 400 vendors, live music, DJs, competitions and so much more.

Here are several highlights of the best things not to miss at this year’s MEFCC.

Meet the Stars

The main attraction! This is your once in a lifetime chance to meet some of the biggest names in Film, TV, Gaming, Anime and Cosplay. Whether you want that epic photo that will make your Instagram followers SUPER jealous, or you want your very own merchandise signed by the character themselves, at MEFCC anything is possible. Take a seat during a celebrity panel with Game of Thrones’ ultimate bad boy Iwan Rheon ahead of the long-awaited FINAL SEASON. Get up close and personal talking all things “Shazam!” with Zachary Levi about the movie that has just hit the Theatres this week. And satisfy your Avengers: Endgame thirst with the best assistant in the MCU, Benedict Wong. MEFCC 2019 is bound to give your followers the ultimate FOMO!

Artists Alley

Artists Alley at MEFCC has something for everyone including original artworks, prints, comics, toys and sculptures. Get a sketch or signing from top professional comic and manga artists, buy exclusive artwork or gain invaluable advice for aspiring artists from some of the world’s best. Find something completely unique at the Artists Alley & support the regional & international talent!

Cosplay Competition – One for the heroes. One for the Ages

Are you a superhero? A proud Saiyan warrior? A Kaiju? A fighting robot? Well, you can certainly be any of them at MEFCC and marvel at the creations of pro-cosplayers in the region at the Cosplay Competition.

MEFCC Workshops

Grab your pad, pencils and passion and get to the classroom quick! At the MEFCC Workshops you’ll have the chance to learn different ways of drawing, scripting and creating from some of the biggest experts in their relative fields. From creating your very own comic book villains to learning to draw caricatures, the MEFCC Workshops are free to access across all days on the show, on a first come-first served basis.

SWYP Mainstage

The SWYP Mainstage is the heart of the live action featuring cosplay competitions, live DJ performances and everything that’ll bring MEFCC to life. This is where the off-screen magic happens! From hip hop & rap performances to the Dance 97.8 FM Radio team bringing the beats, show us your best moves and get involved on the mainstage!

Embrace your inner geek and visit Dubai World Trade Centre starting Thursday, April 11. Buy your tickets online at Platinumlist.net or Virgin Tickets online and all Virgin Megastores. Book in advance for discounted rates.

Event sponsors include: SWYP, Haribo, Samsung, Legion, Laban Up, Speedy Comics, noon, Skechers and Alienware. Event partners include: ROVE Hotels, Geek Nation, Costa Coffee, IGN, Expat Woman, The Filipino Times, Art Kentro, Cosplay Arabia, Dubailad, Dance 97.8 FM, Hala 95.6 FM, Heart 107.1 FM.

 


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